A few weeks ago, my Weight Watchers group leader told us us about a concept about exponential returns.  She challenged us to find ways to make tiny healthy changes in our lives and how it would pay off big in the long run. This reminded me of a project my friend, Maggie, and I worked […]

Every summer I have the same ritual: Training for the “biggest race of my life.”  Three years ago, it was my first 10K.  The following year, I had my eyes set on my first half marathon.  And of course, there was last summer that I only refer to as “Marathon Training” because I didn’t really […]

Two years ago I started a second blog of things I wanted to complete in the upcoming year instead of writing down resolutions.  I merged the words resolutions and wishes together, naming the blog The Relish List.  I had a lot of fun, stress, and new experiences.  Eventually I fell behind on blogging, so the […]

My birthday is less than a month away. I’m normally really excited about the day, although the idea of getting another year older is starting to freak me out. As I get older, I’m starting to think about things like my biological clock or what I want out of life, all topics I’d rather avoid […]

My whole life I’ve believed I wanted to be an extrovert. When I was younger, I associated being an extrovert with things like popularity and success. It sounded admirable.   My childhood felt so incredibly lonely at times, I didn’t want to be alone. I thought, I enjoy being around people. I did outgoing things and […]

I have been working on letting go of the things I can’t control.  It’s been slow going, but I feel like I’m getting much better. When I started back on the Weight Watchers program, I decided this time, in an effort to do something different, I’d attend meetings instead of using only their online tool. […]

For the most part, I know what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle.  Sometimes I’ve had trouble staying true to the plan.  There are so many temptations out there!  I’ve spent a lot of energy trying to reinvent the wheel, so to to speak, to find a way to still have the old comforts, […]

After running a marathon, I have new perspective for the smaller races.  I ran the Shamrock Shuffle this past weekend and on Saturday, I realized all I knew was I would most certainly be wearing was my socks and shoes.  I have so many other “tried and true” running pieces, I wasn’t really too worried […]

I’ve been struggling to write this post for a few months. Part of it is because I was nervous about the delicate subject matter (judgment is a real thing!), but also because I wrote what I thought was a decent piece a few days ago and wordpress deleted it. Taking that as a sign from […]

I wrote this piece on meal planning earlier last week and the feedback was incredible.  Since it appears I’m not the only one struggling with this, I wanted to share best practices. When I thought of food prep before, I’d think about my weightlifter friends, grilling 12 chicken breasts at a time for the week. […]